Land

Three Tasmanian advanced manufacturing companies will deliver millions of dollars for the Tasmanian economy following the recent Land 8116 Phase 1 announcement by Hanwha Defense Australia and the Australian Government.

Cubic Defence Australia has signed a $319.8 million contract to continue its delivery of training support to the Australian Army’s Combat Training Centre for up to 14 years.

The Morrison Government has announced a $1 billion defence contract for new Self-Propelled Howitzers for the Australian Army has been awarded to Hanwha Defense Australia.

Defence Minister Peter Dutton this morning announced the government is negotiating to buy up to 40 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk battlefield mobility helicopters to replace the Army’s troubled fleet of NH Industries MRH 90 Taipan helicopters

Rheinmetall has announced the official handover of three HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) at an official ceremony on November 25th 2021 at the Trentham Military Camp in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Army’s Airbus Helicopters Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) recently deployed to the United States for the first time in its career, as part of Exercise Griffin Eagle.

The Army has stood up a new Aviation Command, placing all its helicopters, unmanned aerial systems and training under a single Canberra-based organisation headed by a two-star officer.

Varley Rafael Australia (VRA) and Thales Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore future Australian production of the RAFAEL SPIKE family of guided weapons.

As it looks for an edge in future warfare, Army has identified an initial three challenges it needs to address and is turning to quantum technology for solutions.

Rheinmetall has successfully completed demonstration trials of the Soucy Composite Rubber Track (CRT) system on the Lynx.

Army’s battlefield helicopter fleet is beginning a period of significant change, with older platforms retiring and being replaced, additional helicopters added and new capabilities acquired.

Marand Precision Australia has entered a contract with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to manufacture a Roof Module for the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) for export to the US.

A $3.5 million Australian Army project to develop a convoy of autonomous trucks that use technology to follow the leader has passed a key milestone by successfully completing a series of road trials.

Army training has traditionally been a ‘people-centric’ requirement, but the introduction of new capabilities and the increasing need to operate in the Joint space highlights the growing importance of collective training.

Rheinmetall has announced the build and export contract of a Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) test chassis to the US from its factory in Redbank, Queensland.

Marand Precision Engineering has entered a contract with mobility and counter-mobility equipment manufacturer Pearson Engineering Limited (PEL) that will localise production in Australia of a prototype Earth Anchor Dozer Blade.